All-Russian Science Festival NAUKA 0+ is the largest educational project in the field of science popularization in the world. The main events of the festival will be held in Moscow on October 9-11 and 17-18. The program includes more than 10,000 events: lectures and master classes, virtual laboratories, teleconferences with the ISS and the Russian Antarctic station “Vostok”, robot competitions, and Science Slam fights. Participation in events is free of charge. Mandatory registration is required.

Five laureates will speak at the Nobel lecture hall:

Steven Weinberg "Microcosm and macrocosm". On October 10, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.(UTC +3)

He is an American physicist, specialist in the field of cosmology and elementary particle physics. He is known as the Creator of the model of weak interactions of elementary particles. The scientist predicted the phenomenon of weak neutral currents. Steven Weinberg is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. He is an active popularizer: he gives lectures on the importance of science, writes articles for the New York Book Review, and is the author of several popular science books for a wide audience. The lecture will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation.

Barry Barish "Exploring the Universe with gravitational waves". On October 10, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (UTC +3)

He is an Emeritus Professor at the California Institute of Technology, experimental physicist. Awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for experimental registration of gravitational waves. Barish holds the position of Director and is a leading specialist at the LIGO (laser interferometry gravitational-wave observatory). He also worked at the International Linear Collider and at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory where he studied the structure of the nucleon. The lecture will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation.

William Merner "What is a single molecule capable of?". On October 11, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (UTC +3)

Professor of applied chemistry at Stanford University is known for developing fluorescence microscopy. The method created by him allows registering the spectra of single molecules, including observing the behavior of proteins responsible for the occurrence of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Last year, he took part in a joint meeting of Nobel laureates in chemistry, heads of chemical societies, and representatives of international and Russian scientific organizations in the framework of the XXI Mendeleev Congress on general and applied chemistry, dedicated to the International year of the periodic table of elements, the 150th anniversary of the periodic table in St. Petersburg. The lecture will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation.

Jean-Pierre Sauvage "Machines and engines: from biology to chemistry". On October 17, from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (UTC +3)

Professor at the University of Strasbourg, a specialist in Supramolecular chemistry was awarded the Nobel Prize for the design and synthesis of molecular machines. A group of scientists led by Sauvage successfully made one molecule move around another and this movement was controlled. The lecture will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation.

Ada Yonat. On October 18, from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.(UTC +3)

Ada Yonath is one of the pioneers in the field of studies of ribosomes. She was the first to apply the technique of low-temperature protein crystallography. Studies of the effects of antibiotics on the ribosome and the mechanisms of the body's resistance to antibiotics have become an important step in the study of the clinical effectiveness of drugs. Currently, Yonat is the head of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman center for Biomolecular Structure at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Together with more than a hundred other Nobel laureates she wrote a calling letter on Greenpeace, the UN and governments around the world to stop fighting geos.

The festival is organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Government of Moscow represented by the Department of education and science of the city of Moscow, Lomonosov Moscow state University and the Russian Academy of Sciences.


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